Coffee Farmer Spotlight: Just Haiti

Coffee Farmer Spotlight: Just Haiti

Author: Emily Heller, Retail Management Intern, Bloomington Coffee is a staple in everyday morning routines, whether it’s drinking a cup early in the A.M., on your commute work, or as a late afternoon pick-me-up, coffee is what keeps so many people in the U.S. going through a long day. With all of...

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The Dress that's MORE than Just a Pretty Dress

The Dress that's MORE than Just a Pretty Dress

For many families in the United States, the end of summer is a busy time preparing for the start of a new school year. Backpacks, notebooks, pencils, and back-to-school clothes are purchased to provide kids with what they need to learn and grow. This isn’t the reality for children in...

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Fair Trade Solutions for Gender Inequality

Fair Trade Solutions for Gender Inequality

Between 60-80% of the world’s food is produced by women who make up around 43% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries. This figure comes from Fairtrade International’s Equal Harvest report based on recent research. Despite this significant percentage, the women who are growing the food we eat own...

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Short North: How Fair Trade Supports the Education of Girls

Short North: How Fair Trade Supports the Education of Girls

Education is the key to a better life for all people and this is especially true for girls growing up in developing countries. Girls who attain a primary education and continue through secondary school are far less likely to be married at an early age and to live in extreme...

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